The business of church

Some years ago I worked for a Christian international relief and development organization.

A response to grace

The moderator’s column provides a retelling of Jesus’ appearance before Pilate at the Festival of Unleavened Bread (Mark 15: 1-15) using a football analogy.

A united journey

By Penny Mulvey On 17 March, Uniting Church members from across the nation will begin a week of prayer and fasting for justice for our First Peoples.

A holiday break often brings much needed perspective. To be removed from the daily demands and placed into a different context can bring with it rest and renewal.

Your voice

By Penny Mulvey What role does a church newspaper play? Whose interests does it serve? Newspapers are defined by their very name – the purveyors of news, and news is basically the

When words fail

Journalists and communications specialists are immersed in a world of words. We recognise the power of carefully chosen, well nuanced words.

Hope and healing

By Penny Mulvey On Friday 20 September, 15 people died in a bomb attack in a Sunni mosque in Iraq.

Dark days

By Penny Mulvey These are dark days for our nation. No longer are we a place that welcomes strangers. No longer do we model hospitality and compassion.

Australia’s shame

By Penny MulveyOn Tuesday 23 July, approximately 370 thousand babies were born throughout the world.